We’re a family of photographers. Me, my wife, our kids. Our oldest son has this thing about black and white, artistically styled photographs.
He loves the colorization process where the photo is black and white, but one or more objects within the photo is colored, either naturally or a special highlight color. That used to be an effect that wasn’t easy to accomplish. Now it is.
Black, Meet White, Meet Colorizing
This black and white and colorizing style shows up in magazine ads, newspaper ads, even on television commercials. I guess the idea is to bring one colored object into focus.
It’s easy to turn a color photo into a black and white photo simply by using iPhoto.
Colorizing an object in a black and white photo is a relatively straightforward process to implement in Photoshop.
That’s even easier with Colorize, a one-trick-pony from the Mac App Store that changes the photo to black and white and lets you drop in the color wherever you choose.
Here’s how the end result appears.
Here’s another. Same technique, different image.
Colorize handles the grayscale conversion automatically. Just drag and drop a photo onto Colorize and that part is done.
Now comes the fun part.
Colorize makes is easy to colorize a portion or portions of the image.
Click the Color Brush icon in the toolbar.
Zoom in as needed and then apply the color to the section of the photo as required. The slider button also acts as a zoom effect.
The brushes are available in different sizes. Combined with the zoom in feature, it’s quick and easy to colorize any portion of a photo.
That makes Colorize truly a one trick pony app, something the Mac App Store has plenty of—priced accordingly.